Beast Heart Adept

<color=Gold><b>Beast Heart Adept</b></color>

<color=Red>(PRESTIGE CLASS: This class is not available at character creation and must be unlocked by meeting special requirements, listed below.)</color>

A beast heart adept is a deadly wilderness warrior who strengthens their bond with their companion. Their ties to nature have unlocked the hidden potential in their companion and allowed them to better fight on the front lines of battle against those that would defile nature.

A beast heart adept feels more at home among the animals of nature than fellow sentient beings. Over time, these wanderers befriend a wide variety of animals, from mighty dire lions to tiny weasels. Druids and rangers are the most common beast heart adepts, thanks to those characters’ natural link with the animal world.

A character can achieve a maximum of 5 levels in the Beast Heart Adept prestige class.

<color=Gold>Requirements:</color>

<b>Base Attack Bonus:</b> +6
<b>Feats:</b> Animal Companion or Telthor Companion, Exalted Companion

<color=Gold>Class Features:</color>

- <b>Hit Die:</b> d8
- <b>Base Attack Bonus:</b> High.
- <b>High Saves:</b> Fortitude, Reflex.
- <b>Weapon Proficiencies:</b> None.
- <b>Armor Proficiencies:</b> None.
- <b>Skill Points:</b> 6 + Int modifier.
- <b>Class Skills:</b> Concentration, Craft Alchemy, Craft Armor, Craft Trap, Craft Weapon, Heal, Hide, Intimidate, Listen, Lore, Move Silently, Parry, Search, Set Trap, Spot, Survival, Taunt, and Tumble.

<color=Gold>Class Abilities:</color>

Level 1: Natural Bond, Spellcasting Progression, Animal Companion progression
Level 2: Nature's Gift (Animal companion gains Regen 1, Regen 2 at 3rd, and Regen 3 at level 5)
Level 3: Improved Natural Bond
Level 4: Improved Exalted Companion (SR is 12 + hit dice, not 5 + hit dice)
Level 5: Epic Animal Companion

- <b>Spellcasting Progression:</b> At each odd level, a beast heart adept gains new spells per day as if he had also gained a level in a divine spell-casting class to which he belonged before adding the prestige class level. A beast heart adept must choose between Druid, Ranger, and Spirit Shaman spellcasting progression.

- <b>Animal Companion Progression:</b> Each level of beast heart adept counts as a druid level for determining the abilities and health of your animal companion.

- <b>Nature's Gift:</b> The beast heart adepts animal companion gains a passive regeneration of 1 point. This improves to 2 points at level 3 and 3 points at level 5.

- <b>Improved Exalted Companion:</b> The beast heart adept's training allows his companion to tap more deeply into their exalted origin, improving their spell resistance to 12 + their hit dice (up from 5 + their hit dice).

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